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PAT CUNNINGHAM

Pat’s colleagues think he must have been a spy. He is one of few gringos who grew up as a child in Peru. After transitioning from operational geology into international business development, Pat steadily worked north Africa and the Middle East; including a 10-year residence in Cairo where he learned Arabic. He joined Talisman during its first 6 months, running the company’s business development initiatives in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Pat has negotiated with each sanctioned government in the “Axis of Evil”; Cuba, Libya, Iran and North Korea.

Pat specializes in upstream contract negotiation, with an emphasis on Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to his time with Talisman, Pat has worked for Pluspetrol, Amoco Europe and Getty Texaco.